My older girl, Self-Possessed Tot (aka Math Geeklet), designed this dress for her upcoming 5th birthday. She ignored my suggestions of a tasteful pink floral and marched confidently to my fabric stash, made selections according to criteria known only to her, selected a button to top it all off, then held out the pile to me with a decided, "Here." She arranged the little scraps herself, asked me if it was okay if they overlapped, then satin-stitched them together. She asked for a pocket with a buttonhole, a prominent 5, and a halter dress style to be cool enough for summer.
She seems happy with the result. Phew.